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Answering a legal problem - IRAC

Proper planning is vital to successfully answering a legal problem. Below are some hints and tools using a problem from Company Law

Assessments for law

Resources for students writing assessments for law, IRAC, case notes, and legal memos. These tutorials will assist you in completing law assessments such as writing a memo or a case note and...

Finding Australian case law

An interactive video that steps you through finding relevant cases and outcomes in the Australian legal system. Links to databases and case notes relevant to commonwealth and state cases.

Finding Australian legislation

Interactive video that steps through finding relevant Australian, state and federal, legislation. Find state and commonwealth legislation - both present versions and past iterations. Use the...


A list of useful words and an activity to help remember them for people studying law.

Integrating a legal argument

To develop an integrated legal argument, you need to link your arguments together.

Introduction to law

These tutorials will help you to find legislation and case law, identify and solve legal problems. You can also learn and practice some legal terms and phrases. Learn how to find Australian...

Language focus

Modal and conditional language is important in legal argument as it allows arguments to be contructed in terms of possiblity, probability and conditions.

Linking words

Linking words are very important when writing answers to legal questions.

Managing the reading

Managing your reading when studying law

Planning your answer

Legal argument is a process of identifying legal issues, connecting it to appropriate laws then applying those laws to the facts. This example model plan shows you how to find and cite supporting...


Legal case problem questions and learning activity


Links to referencing resources for law students. All assessments need to follow the referencing guidelines for that school. Subjects in the law faculty require referencing in AGLC4 format.

The case study

The following model shows you how to answer a case study. After reading the question, use the model plan (PDF) and try and identify the legal issues, relevant laws and apply the laws to the facts.

Writing a legal memo

How to write legal memos for your law subjects. Legal memorandums that are written as assignments can take three forms: an in-house document, a letter to a client, or a paper on legal policy.

Writing case notes

How to write case notes for your law subjects.

Writing your answer

Once you have written your plan, you need to turn this into your answer. There should be one main legal issue per paragraph. Each main issue needs to demonstrate appropriate application of the law to...